Lawrenceville approves Third Rail Distillers plan for Depot area

Lawrenceville has approved a special use permit to allow Third Rail Distillers to provide a craft distillery with a tasting room in the Depot area. (Courtesy City of Lawrenceville)
Lawrenceville has approved a special use permit to allow Third Rail Distillers to provide a craft distillery with a tasting room in the Depot area. (Courtesy City of Lawrenceville)

Following a recent public hearing, the Lawrenceville City Council approved a special use permit to allow Third Rail Distillers to provide a craft distillery with a tasting room in the Depot area on North Clayton Street at its intersection with Seaboard Airline railroad.

The plan proposes a 50-foot tall building, and an additional 1,520 square feet of floor area, in addition to the existing 3,240-square-foot building. The distillers will add an exterior patio wrapping around the main entry connecting to an existing patio (loading dock) along the south side of the building. A porch will also be added to the rear of the building along the western property line immediately adjacent to the railroad right-of-way.

Final elevations of the building changes will be subject to the review and approval by the Director of Planning and Development Department.